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Telecom companies shares up at the close of trading

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 8:00pm
Shares of some top telecom companies were up at the close of trading: AT&T Inc. rose $.03 or .1 percent, to $33.23.
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Hospitals, tax-scofflaw docs targeted in tentative House deal changing Medicare doctors' fees

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 6:08pm
An emerging bipartisan House deal changing how Medicare pays physicians would raise money in part by targeting Medicare providers who are tax scofflaws and by curbing reimbursements for hospitals and nursing homes.
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Senate committee backs plan to reduce workers' comp costs without fee schedule

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 5:54pm
A key Senate policy committee is backing a workers' compensation reform bill that it says will reduce costs by 7.5 percent without imposing a price-fixing mechanism backed by business groups.
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Claman on Call: Dollar Index Sees Biggest Drop in 18 Months

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 5:39pm
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A history of fare increases for the New York City subway

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 5:37pm
A history of fare increases for the New York City subway: — Oct. 27, 1904, subway opens, fare of 5 cents.
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Wall Street's Week Ahead: Investors Eye Data as Stocks Approach Records

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 5:04pm
Investors enjoying near-record levels for major stock indexes will scrutinize housing data and other economic indicators in the coming week for hints about the timing of U.S. interest rate hikes to see if the rally will continue.
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Home improvement retailer Lowe's boosts stock buyback program to up to $7.4 billion

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 4:56pm
Home improvement retailer Lowe's says it add $5 billion to its spending plan for buying company stock.
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Tinder Reportedly Hires New CEO

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 4:44pm
Dating app Tinder has hired Chris Payne, a board member of GoGo and former executive at eBay, as its new chief executive, Re/Code reported.
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KB Home, Biogen, Macerich, Tiffany and AK Steel are big market movers

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 4:43pm
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE KB Home, up $1.18 cents to $15.26 The homebuilder reported better-than-expected first-quarter profit and revenue on a boost in home sales and prices.
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Teachers take 1,000 apples to New York governor in protest for increased education funding

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 4:34pm
Teachers from an apple-growing region in New York have delivered 1,000 of them to Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) to protest education funding levels.
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Lowe's Board Approves New $5 Billion Share Buyback Program

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 4:34pm
Lowe's Companies Inc. said its board has approved a new share buyback program of up to $5 billion.
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How the Dow Jones industrial average and other major indexes fared on Friday

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 4:25pm
Stocks advanced Friday, capping a strong week, helped by a recovery in the price of oil and earnings from Olive Garden owner Darden Restaurants and sportswear giant Nike.
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Dangerous levels of arsenic found in low-priced brands of California wine, lawsuit alleges

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 4:18pm
More than two dozen California vintners are facing a lawsuit claiming their wines contain dangerously high levels of arsenic.
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Stocks End With Solid Gains; S&P 500 Rises 2.7% For Week

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 4:06pm
U.S. stocks finished higher Friday, rebounding from the prior session's drop and scoring big gains for the week.
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Wheat,corn,oats and soybeans higher on the CBOT; beef mixed and pork lower on the CME.

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 4:04pm
Grain futures were higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
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Brazil's attorney general wants Congress to approve anticorruption measures

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 4:01pm
Brazil's attorney general said Friday he will ask Congress to approve a series of anti-graft measures to combat the "plague that is corruption." Rodrigo Janot made the proposal just two days after President Dilma Rousseff announced similar measures in the wake of last weekend's massive rallies calling for her impeachment and protesting rampant corruption in Brazil.
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Recalls this week include yarn, creamer dispensers, residential elevators

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:55pm
A line of yarn is being recalled this week because it can unravel from finished knit or crochet items and pose a risk of entanglement to young children.
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Oil Futures Mark First Weekly Climb In Five

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:55pm
Oil futures rallied on Friday with the drop in the U.S. dollar fueling a gain for the week, the first in five weeks.
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Fed's Evans: Latest Fed Statement Fits With No Rate Action For Quite Some Time

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:35pm
The wording of the latest Federal Reserve policy statement fits neatly with a scenario where the U.S. central bank takes no action "for quite some time," said Charles Evans, the president of the Chicago Fed, on Friday.
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Herring rules could change as regulators consider future of critical fish species

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:25pm
The health of the Atlantic herring — a little forage fish that lives in massive schools that can number in the billions — is critical to the future of the New England fishing industry, and new steps need to be taken to ensure the strength of the fishery, regulators said.
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